inspired by: la piscine.
by victoria comment

9/20/21

inspired by: the french film la piscine / sfgirlbybay

as you may have seen in my instagram feed last week, i watched and fell in love with the french cinematic classic, La Piscine starring Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Maurice Ronet and Jane Birkin in the Steamy 1969 Drama. it’s one of those smoldering films the french do so well and the mid-century modern set design, the fashion, the entire 60’s vibe really inspired me. so, i thought maybe i’d start a new blog series ‘inspired by’ with my quirky interpretations! i love foreign films and watched this one on the criterion collection, which if you haven’t checked out has some really wonderful films available for viewing on their streaming channel. anyway La Piscine takes place in a fabulous holiday home on the french riviera and you guessed it, the film centers quite a bit around the swimming pool. so, without further ado, i give you the inspiration i took away from watching this wonderful french film. Voilà!

inspired by: the french film la piscine / sfgirlbybay

inspired by: the french film la piscine / sfgirlbybay

inspired by: the french film la piscine / sfgirlbybay

inspired by: the french film la piscine / sfgirlbybay

photo credits, clockwise l to r: black leather mid-century modern chairs via libertyn interiors; palm shadows on pool tile via kristina del bano; aqua blue fridge via curbed; skater on pool via lords of dogtown; mixed vintage chairs by leanne ford; swimmer by clifford coffin for vogue; pool house by anna malmberg photography; oliver jeffer’s lost at sea; surf inspired dining space by krickelins; mallora coastal home by @seeladanse; modern fireplace via the socialite family; jan dibbits exhibit poster via socks studio.

inspired by: the french film la piscine / sfgirlbybay

inspired by: the french film la piscine / sfgirlbybay

inspired by: the french film la piscine / sfgirlbybay

inspired by: the french film la piscine / sfgirlbybay

inspired by: the french film la piscine / sfgirlbybay

photo credits, clockwise l to r: cocktail bar by krickelins; beaded curtain cafe by @condenasttraveller; stacking loungers by the socialite family; sunlight on the sea by sabon home; black bertoia chairs via lusting upon; crosley record player from urban outfitters; sibella court’s paper lantern; mid-century modern side table by jonas ingerstedt photography; pool at a boutique hotel in spain by @steffan; woman in pool by kiki sloane; vintage cocktail tray from super marché; la piscine movie poster via imdb.

inspired by: the french film la piscine / sfgirlbybay

inspired by: the french film la piscine / sfgirlbybay

inspired by: the french film la piscine / sfgirlbybay

inspired by: the french film la piscine / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits: click on the image which will take you to its original source. in the case of my collages, the links are listed just below clockwise from left to right.

12 responses to “inspired by: la piscine.”

  1. Your blog posts are so thoughtfully curated. They’re like little works of art–digital collages, if that’s a thing–in and of themselves.

  2. Oh that a great blog theme ‘Inspired by’.
    Anyway seeing the swimmingpool I thought of the beautiful drawings and stories in her book “The Joy of swimming” – A celebration of our love for getting in the water” by Illustrator Lisa Congdon.

  3. Just wanted to throw it out there — Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name) directed an English language remake of La Piscine called A Bigger Splash, with Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, and Dakota Johnson. The new film name comes from the David Hockney painting :)

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